Two men accused of killing 18-year old John Johnson, III in a gang-related shooting over the weekend made their first appearance before a Bibb County Magistrate Judge Wednesday.

The two suspects are 24-year old Bernard Bullard and 18-year-old Markel Parks.

Johnson was found in his car on Forsyth Avenue in east Macon with a gunshot wound to the head.

The charges were initially attemped murder while Johnson was still alive, but was declared brain dead, but after Johnson passed away, police raised the charges to murder.

The suspects were denied bond and will remain in custody at the Bibb County jail.

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